Sunday, August 21, 2016
Trump's United States Of Hate
Just a tad southwest of us cats here in Virginia lies the hamlet of Harrisonburg, in Rockingham County. We've never visited, but since it's in the Shenandoah Valley we're sure it's picturesque. And because it's the home of several colleges, including James Madison University, we also assume that it's not a town of rubes.
Except for two jackasses who recently visited a Harrisonburg sandwich shop and stiffed an 18-year-old Latina waitress on her tip, leaving the charming note pictured above instead.
You can guess the rest, right? Sadie Elledge, the young woman in question, is an American citizen, born and raised. Her outraged grandfather posted the note on the Face Thing, where it's gone viral — after which the couple showed back up at the restaurant and complained. (Yep, you read that right.) And now, local businesses in Harrisonburg have banded together to send Sadie a letter of support and replace her lost tip. So we assume this will not be a life-scarring event for her — but consider us disgusted anyway.
Welcome to Donald Trump's America, folks: Where you make wrong assumptions about people who don't look like you, write racist slurs to them, and then take offense when you're rightly called out for your bigotry. We cats HISS.